British singer Katy B has cancelled an upcoming performance in Northern Ireland as she continues to mourn the death of her brother. The star's sibling, Andrew, passed away on Saturday (13Sep14) after suffering a cardiac arrest, 18 months after he was left brain-damaged and paralysed in an accident.
The Lights On hitmaker shared an emotional tribute to her brother online last weekend, admitting she is "still in total and utter shock" by his death, and now she has pulled out of the MTV Crashes concert in Londonderry on Friday (19Sep14).
DJ Afrojack, British rapper Professor Green and singer/songwriter MNEK are still scheduled to hit the stage as planned.
Pals Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora teased fans with a super-sexy performance at Los Angeles' first Made in America festival on Saturday (30Aug14).
The 24-year-old Australian rapper and her 23-year-old British sidekick hit the stage at Grand Park to perform their collaborative hit Black Widow and almost locked lips.
The blondes squatted on the stage and faced off with one another, coming just inches from a same sex kiss that clearly turned the crowds on. Fancy hitmaker Azalea was on a bill that also included Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and Afrojack as Jay Z's festival came to Los Angeles for the first time three years after its launch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
An estimated 26,000 fans attended the inaugural festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, and despite police reports suggesting 29 people were arrested at Grand Park for drugs and alcohol-related crimes, officers say a majority of the revellers were well behaved.
Made In America, which is a two-day event, spans across the U.S. as it not only takes place in L.A., but also simultaneously in Pennsylvania's capital city. Ora is expected to hit the stage again on Sunday (31Aug14), alongside Saturday's Philadelphia Made in America headliner Kanye West, AWOLNation, John Mayer, Weezer and Cypress Hill.
Sunday's Philadelphia line-up features Tiesto, Pharrell Williams and Kings of Leon, who are planning to make their stage comeback after having to scrap a series of shows following a tour bus crash that left drummer Nathan Followill with broken ribs and other injuries. In a post on Twitter.com on Sunday, the drummer wrote, "It's show day Philly. I haven't melted faces in a few weeks so I'll be bringing some extra heat."
Actress Pamela Anderson penned a poem about splitting from husband Rick Salomon for a second time, confessing she knew it was "wrong from the start".
The former Baywatch beauty wed the film producer and poker professional in 2007, but the couple had the union annulled two months later. They called it quits yet again last week (03Jul14), when Anderson filed legal papers to end their marriage after just six months.
Now the actress has opened up about the split by sharing an emotional 1,200-word poem on her Facebook.com page. Although she never mentions him by name, she appears to question her decision to remarry Salomon, writing, "What have I done...? I knew it was wrong from the start - primitive - base instinct.. Never marry a rich man... A mirrored action. obsessive love... unhealthy, hopeless- knocked sideways"
Anderson, 47, continues to reflect on the broken relationship, admitting that she fell for the idealistic marriage she had hoped they would have, confessing, "I love being in love - but expectations, make it impossible to be happy- or satisfied... I've tried... so hard.. maybe it's not in fashion- Tradition...just seemed so romantic... I guess it's a used up ideal - or the old fashion... not modern... No man knows what to do with me- I blame myself"
"Against my better judgement- fell for it- dammit- it all backfired- It doesn't feel good to be used, neglected, ignored - controlled.... I'm not doing this- It's humiliating - I have to turn this around".
Anderson was also previously married to rockers Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, while Salomon became infamous for co-starring in Paris Hilton's sex tape, One Night in Paris.
DJ and producer Avicii's no-show at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida has been explained - the hitmaker was in hospital after suffering problems with his gallbladder. The Wake Me Up hitmaker, real name Tim Bergling, was hospitalised on Thursday (27Mar14) and had to scrap a show that night and another big gig at the festival on Friday (28Mar14).
Representatives for the Swedish DJ assured fans that Avicii was "going to be fine" and now it has emerged why he was suffering.
TMZ.com reports he has officially cancelled his Ultra showcase after having his gallbladder removed.
Sources tell the website he was admitted to hospital on Thursday with severe abdominal pains, nausea, and fever.
He's not the only Ultra star falling ill in Miami - fellow DJ Afrojack was also hospitalised with exhaustion, while Stefan from Dada Life had to fly home to Sweden for emergency abdominal surgery.
And another performer, Laidback Luke, has pulled out of his Miami gigs after learning his wife has gone into labour.
Producer/DJ Afrojack was hospitalised in Miami, Florida this week (ends30Mar14) after falling off the stage at an event. Video footage obtained by TMZ.com shows the star spraying the crowd with Champagne at the Dim Mak Miami Beach Party with electro star Steve Aoki on Wednesday (26Mar14) before falling face-first onto the concrete floor.
Afrojack told fans about the incident in a post on his Twitter.com page on Thursday (27Mar14) and later revealed he was admitted to hospital for a check-up.
He writes, "Miami Anyone remember me falling down last night at Steve Aoki's pool party? For real! Another crazy party week in Miami!...Now omw (on my way) to the hospital to prevent an early end to this weekend."
He later assured fans he was not seriously unwell, adding, "I'm OK, dehydrated and overworked, guess I got a little too excited."
A Colombian music festival ended in disaster on Sunday (05Jan14) after four people suffered minor injuries when a botched fireworks display set part of Dutch DJ Nicky Romero's stage ablaze. The house music star was performing at the Summerland Festival on the eve of his 25th birthday (06Jan14) when the fire broke out, forcing him to cut short his set.
Emergency services were called to put the flames out and Romero took to his Twitter.com page after the incident to express his shock, writing, "OMG (Oh my God) the fireworks shot the stage on fire, I hope no one got hurt..."
Responding to a fan who was worried about his safety, he replied, "I was lucky I'm okay!"
Meanwhile, friends of his pal Dimitri Vegas, who was also onstage at the time, were not so lucky - he tweeted, "half my crew & @wolfpack (fellow DJ) got impact burns all over their bodies & 2 even got rocketexplosion on the ear (sic)."
The blaze didn't stop organisers from pressing ahead with the final act of the night - Colombian DJ Moska returned to the stage after the fire was extinguished to bring the three-day event to a close.
The explosion wasn't the only problem at the Cartagena bash - more than 100 people had to be treated for drug-related issues last Friday night (03Jan14).
The Summerland Festival also featured weekend performances from Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren and Nervo.
Bingo Players DJ Paul Baumer has lost his battle with cancer. The Dutch dance star died on Tuesday (17Dec13), five months after going public with his diagnosis.
Bandmate Maarten Hoogstraten broke the sad news to fans via the duo's Facebook.com page on Wednesday (18Dec13) and revealed he had scrapped all remaining live dates for this month (Dec13) to allow him time to grieve.
He writes, "Dear All, I'm deeply saddened to tell you that Paul passed away last night after his battle with cancer. He fought strongly until the end.
"We want to thank you all for your support over the past few months.
"Needless to say, all upcoming shows for the rest of this year have been cancelled as we're going through this loss with family and friends... Paul, we will miss you."
Baumer rose to fame as one half of the Bingo Players in 2006. They scored hits with tracks like 2011's Rattle and Cry (Just a Little), which was sampled on rapper Flo Rida's song I Cry, which was released last year (12).
A re-release of Rattle, titled Get Up (Rattle), hit music retailers earlier this year (13) and topped the singles chart in the U.K.
Baumer and Hoogstraten also served as owners of Hysteria Records, which released work by producers including Bassjackers, Sandro Silva and Ralvero.
Baumer's illness forced him to bow out of gigs from July (13) onwards, leaving Hoogstraten to perform solo, but he returned to the studio in September (13) and had hoped to join his pal back on the road.
Stars from the dance music scene have since paid tribute to the DJ via Twitter.com, with Kaskade writing, "Much respect for @bingo_players. Love their music. The world has lost a hugely creative voice. Love to Maarten, + Paul's family."
Steve Aoki adds, "really saddened to hear about the loss of a wonderful human. honored to have known him. rest in peace paul" and DJ Afrojack tweets, "Take a moment of silence, one of the nicest people and most talented music producers in the whole scene passed away today, rip Paul Baumer".
Pop star Miley Cyrus will be ending her momentous year by hosting a New Year's Eve party at Miami Beach hotel The Fountainbleau in Florida on 31 December (13). She will be joined by her friend Pharrell Williams and DJ Afrojack as they ring in 2014.
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has spoken out in defence of Miley Cyrus, insisting her recent headline-grabbing behaviour is simply part of her rock and roll persona. The former Hannah Montana star has become a tabloid regular of late after shocking fans with her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (13), when she danced provocatively with Robin Thicke, and then stripping off to appear naked in the video for her single Wrecking Ball and professing her love for ecstasy and marijuana.
The 20 year old's behaviour has split fans and critics alike, but Ryder claims her actions are typical of any youngster in her position - she's just showing her true rock and roll colours.
He tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "I think Miley Cyrus is great. She's a kid, she's young. If she wasn't having sex and doing drugs, she wouldn't be rock and roll. That's what it's all about..."
Cyrus hit headlines again this week (ends10Nov13) after visiting a cannabis cafe in Amsterdam, where marijuana can be legally consumed, on two consecutive nights - first with DJ Afrojack on Thursday (07Nov13), when they spent three hours at the eatery, and then again with British supermodel Cara Delevingne on Friday (08Nov13). The pop star is in the Netherlands to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (10Nov13).
Supermodel Cara Delevingne has a new showbusiness pal - she accompanied Miley Cyrus to an Amsterdam cannabis cafe on Friday (08Nov18) Cyrus is in the Netherlands preparing for her performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (10Nov13) and she visited the Greenhouse coffeeshop with DJ Afrojack on Thursday (07Nov13).
The Wrecking Ball singer returned for a second visit late on Friday night (08Nov13) and onlookers were stunned to she her walking into the bar with British catwalk beauty Delevingne.
The pair reportedly arrived at the coffeeshop, where marijuana can be legally consumed, just after 11pm and stayed for two hours.
The Greenhouse is a popular cannabis cafe among celebrities visiting the Dutch city - previous visitors to the bar include rapper Snoop Dogg and pop stars Rihanna and Katy Perry.